Monthly Archives: October 2012
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My kind host has invited me to write on the above topic, so I thought I would open with a quick thought on how the ghost tale is defined. There has perhaps been a slight blurring of genre on the market place in recent years, with horror often being used as an umbrella term to cover haunted houses, vamp-lit etc, with publishers and authors having to add ‘tags’ to correctly identify their work. Yet the label ‘horror’ could be thought a little misleading: gore and torture are not necessarily prime elements in a ghost tale; and ghosts are not always to be found in horror stories.
Gothic literature encompasses a wide ‘multitude of sins’, and has left us an inheritance of works ranging from dark shadows, incest and murder to dry wit and satire, from The Monk to Northanger Abbey, from Frankenstein to Dracula and from T.L. Peacock to Edgar…
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Being a fantasy author can be strange some times. Well, a lot of times really. You see, it is a prerequisite that you have not just an active imagination, but an over-active imagination. A fantasy author is always seeing visions, well I am anyway. Hallucinations, weird images – and not all of them induced by alcohol or other assorted substances. It goes with the territory, because if you want to write these things, you need to see them as well, at least in the privacy of your own head.
What else do you see inside the privacy of your own head? Anyone? Surely we all have a self image or a picture of ourselves. What’s yours? Some of you guys I could guess. Who wants to own up to the image of a girl in white, riding her horse across a long down, hair flowing in the wind? Or of…
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I’m pleased to bring you another Bewitching Book Tour. Today, I’ve got some teaser material from UNGENTLE SLEEP, a historical ghost story by B. Lloyd. Check it out and enjoy!
Dust, darkness and cobwebs.
Snrrip,snip went the scissors.
A scrabbling, a squealing as Genus Rattus made his escape; some things are beyond the pale even for rodents of the night.
Snrrip, snrrip. Snip, snap.
Another cobweb, hanging by a thread. Snip went the scissors again. The thread snapped, the cobweb floated in drunken, gyrating fashion till it was swallowed up in shadow.
Ungentle Sleep B.Lloyd
Genre: paranormal/historical fiction
Publisher: Captive Press
Number of pages: approx 69
Word Count: 13,146
Cover Artist: B.Lloyd
When Aubrey Marchant’s engagement to Eleanor Maydew was announced to his friends, he received mixed blessings.
‘The Maydews are a bohemian lot – not…
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